|By Timmy19th (Timmy19th) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 07:53 pm: Edit|
Does anyone know what some good books on Alexander the Great are? I want to read one before the Oliver Stone film comes out in November.
|By Craigk10 (Craigk10) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit|
Considering the problem Stone has with portraying an accurate of history I don't blame you ...
|By Marite (Marite) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
If you want a historically accurate set of novels, try Mary Renault.
|By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
I read one by Robin Lane Fox that was pretty comprehensive. i have no outside info on the accuracy of it, but it is written like a history book and has pretty extensive endnotes. its about 500 pgs of smaller type.
|By Thedad (Thedad) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 01:04 am: Edit|
I'd give my left arm to write like Mary Renault.
What Marite said, doubled and redoubled, in spades.
For non-fiction, try Renault's THE NATURE OF ALEXANDER. For informative fiction, go with THE PERSIAN BOY.
|By Timmy19th (Timmy19th) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 03:13 pm: Edit|
Thx for the recs so far. I'll probably get The Nature of Alexander, but I'll be sure to look into all of them.
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